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on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense of the new first inaugural. this is important. i think it's a defining moment for the second inaugural, the president at the top of his popularity over the past three years and this is a chance to lay out what he wants to do, i think, in broad terms and specifically of course in the the state of the union. >> what do you
this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden. and to you, gentlemen, i say, congratulations and godspeed. [ applause ] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in this inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official photographs. >> thanks, chuck, mr. president and mr. vice president and jill. empty and mrs. clinton, mr. chief justice. one former president who is not here today, we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and before he got up to speak he leaned over and said to barbara "what should i speak about?" and she said in a very loud whisper "about five minutes, george." i'll take about one minute. there will probably come a time, mr. president and mrs. obama and to the bidens when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened. if those great grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. and these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for that common good, mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and you eloquen
, he is, he and joe biden, those only two offices everybody votes for. and he has won. he got over 50%. so he will make his case. i think what is different, what is significantly different, there will be confrontation but i think the first time you're seeing the president move hess campaign organization, we just saw this in the last few days, move it into advocacy on the issues for his agenda during the second term. that's unprecedented. no president's ever been able it do that. and this time it is not with some rinky-dink campaign organization that we've seen in the past. this is the biggest campaign organization ever seen in the united states. 28, 30 million people. those people making the case to their members of congress regardless of party, whether the member is democrat or republican. i think could change the way we look at a lame duck second term presidency because of the power of that grassroots organization. bill: wow! that's a big statement, joe. back to the initial question though. >> sure. bill: blount make as heavy charge though. are there democrats in congress who agree
concerns in certain parts of the country this morning. >>> today, vice president biden takes his gun violence prevention on the road after senator feinstein looks to ban 150 specific assault weapons but the nra says not so fast. >>> a new stomach bug is called the ferrari of viruses. it's fast-mong, highly contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the u.s. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. we'll take you to the place where the sun is are warm, the wind is steady and life is good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. bitterly cold arctic air is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as you can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in methuen, massachusetts, amazing pictures show the spicket rivers falls frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. >>> in the a
biden. they came to a 50-minute prayer service. attended also by about 600 members of the parish and congregation. they also got some news when they heard that their reverend will be giving the benediction. the previous one had withdrawn after he gave an anti-gay sermon 20 years ago. he began today worshipping at the church known as the church of presidents. >> wyatt, thank you very much. >>> also at the white house today, david axelrod is joining us this morning. the former city hall bureau chief of "the chicago tribune," but perhaps better known to everyone these days as the chief strategist and architect of the president's victory in 2008 and his most recent re-election as well. david, thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you, scott. >> as we noted earlier, the unemployment rate on inauguration day in 2009 was 7.8 and it's 7.8% today. the president has a lot of work cut out for him. what do you think we will see from the president with regard to the economy going forward in the second term? >> well, first of all, i think it's worth noting it was
allow add 40 year lease to expire so the area could be returned to wilderness. >> vice president biden heads to virginia to deliver a speech on efforts to reduce gun violence. he will sell the white house gun policy agenda if richmond with other administration officials. biden is following up on president obama's policy agenda announced last week from recommendations provided by the gun violence task force spearheaded by biden in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> thousands of abortion opponents hold a march in washington, dc, in 3 1/2 hours, the demonstration coincides with the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. the rally includes prayers in front of the supreme court building with a speech from former republican presidential candidate santorum. >> in a few hours, state senator hill will have a bill on responding to mountain lions. it is reported it would require wardens to use nonlethal methods unless there is desire threat and allows state, fish and wildlife officials to work with while hive groups do capture
president biden, families, dignitaries worshipping together at a national prayer service. it's held at the washington national cathedral. it's inaugural tradition that dates back to president george washington. you see them there. let's tip in and take a listen. ♪ we'll have a live report of the interfaith ceremony later. plus, dissect the president's inaugural address. you're going to hear reaction from all sides. but first, we are also covering a bloody hostage crisis felt around the world. number of nationals killed in algeria risen sharply, officials saying 37 hostages from at least 6 countries were killed in that stand-off with islamic militant that number could rise again because five foreign nationals are still missing. >>> also getting new details about the american victims. just a short time ago, we heard from the family of victor lovelady, one of three american hostages who was killed in that stand-off. and his daughter says that her father was a smart man who would have done anything to survive. >> if he could have done anything, if he could have gotten away, if he coul
. he and vice president biden are attending a prayer service at the national cathedral this morning and this is the live look at the cathedral where people are filing in before the event is started. last night the president and first lady took to the dance floor at one of several inaugural balls. ♪ happy or sad >> plenty of challenges face obama in the first days of the second term. he will deal with three fiscal deadlines including raising the debt ceiling, which the house expected to vote on tomorrow. in the inaugural address, he made history as the first president to mention the word "gay" and "gay rights." >> if we are truly created equal surely the love we commit to one another mutt be -- must be equal, as well. >> there will be one more party tonight, the obamas and friends celebrate with campaign and white house staffers at inaugural ball where supposedly lady gaga is performing. >> the president is sworn in on two bibles one from martin luther king and the other from abraham lincoln. traffic and weather, together, next on the abc7 morning news. here is the golden gate brid
is nervous? vice-president biden held a google chat answering questions about the assault weapon's ban. what would you say to people that you say are infringing on the rights not in the sense of sport and hunting but the last line of defense in earthquake. here's the vice-president's response. >> shot gun will keep you a lot safer a double barrel shot gun. than the assault weapon in somebody's hands. you know it is harder to use a assault weapon to hit something. if you want to keep people away buy shot gun shells . hopefully there is only one person coming and it only takes two shells to take him out. because if you have multiple people coming, if you buy shot gunnel shoulds, i hope you can throw them hard enough to stop the rest of the attackers. this shows the idiocy of the people who are asking us to give up voluntarily those weapons of self defense because they assume who ever attacks us will only be one person with a minimal amount of ammunition coming toward us. if someone is attacking you. shouldn't you be equally armed to defend yourself? a double barrel shot gun works wonders in th
they and the white house believe public support will help them win new public support measures. vice president biden is heading to virginia to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposealsproposals. that it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all gunses out of the hands of bad people. >>> on thursday they joined a group of democratic lawmakers as diane fine stain announced her own bill which would limit high-capacity magazine cartridges and military-style assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> but vice president biden downplayed the need for an asalts weapons ban thursday. he said those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm
biden will meet with gun safety experts in richmond. it's the opening for the growing support to curb kbun violence. yesterday congressional democrats introduced a plan to ban assault weapons but even they admit that's an uphill battle. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the ban would be tougher than the assaults weapons ban that expired in 2004. it would ban 157 different military-style filearms, so with such a tight fight again they believe public support will help them win public support measures. vice president biden is heading to virginia to try to gain public support for president obama's gun support proposals. >> it's not about keeping bad guns out of good people but keeping bad guns from bad people. >> they joined a group of democrat it lawmakers. dianne feinstein introduced her own bill. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school show that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to
joe biden is holding a talk on gun violence today. it is a modern-day version of roosevelt's fireside chat only this will be a google fireside hangout. the online meeting starts at 1:45 eastern this afternoon and lasts for half an hour. biden will be alongside venture capital ist guy wysocki and phil defranco. they're discussing the new policies on curbing gun violence. biden has scheduled his first gun safety trip. friday, he's headed to richmond, virginia to discuss president obama's efforts on gun violence. it is a start of an outside push to build support for the president's new policies and while obama will likely also hit the road soon, for now he's staying home. biden will be joined by other administration officials and by virginia senator tim kaine. >>> the house has passed a short-term extension on the debt ceiling, giving the country until may 18th to negotiate the limit and new budget priorities. as part of yesterday's deal though republicans are stepping up their austerity campaign and demanding steep cuts from president obama before they raise the debt ceiling. the g.o.p.
the bidens. i can't stop loving you >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. i'm here with mana, winners of multiple grammys and latin grammys. so alex, let me ask you, you supported president obama in his re-election this year. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you that i happened? >> well, it's very easy. you know, obama and the democrats have the best option for the latinos. immigration reform is on the table. the dream act. so, you know, the latinos here in the united states are so powerful and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to celebrities, campaign volunteers came from around the country. kelly jacobs traveled from mississippi, literally, wearing her support. how many sequins are on your dress? >> 4,000 total. >> reporter: and these are all done by hand? >> they're antique shield sequ n sequi sequins. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and ahead if they are to help president obama deliver in the second term. but tonight, it was just time for a good party. >> i
? vice-president joe biden held a google chat answering questions about the new assault weapons ban proposed by senator dianne feinstein, and biden was asked what would you say to people that you say are infringing on the rights not in the sense of sports or hunting, but the last line of defense of an earthquake or some other natural disaster. well, here is the vice-president's response. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a double barrel shotgun or assault weapons in somebody's hands doesn't know how to use it. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun to hit something, if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy shotgun shells. >> and since you only have a double barrel shotgun, hopefully only one person coming and only takes two shells to take him out. if you have multiple people coming and buy some shotgun shells probably don't have time to reload and throw them hard enough, you can stop the rest of the attackers. this is shows the i had i don't don'tsy-- idiocy of those who are asking us to give up weapons of self-defense, only one person would minimal a
satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama and joe biden at the national prayer service. the >> one dare after their inauguration president obama and vice president biden attended a prayer service. this is 90 minutes. >> [speaking span nish spanish] >> it is our great pleasure to extend a warm and big welcome to everyone to this house of prayer for all people. >> although we have distinct traditions and speak different languages we share goodwill for the entire community. >> welcome to your house. >> god be merciful unto us and bless us. >> that your words may be known upon earth. let the people praise you oh god. blessed be the one holy and living god. >> look grashely mighty god upon this land, where it is in pride, subdue it, where it is in need, supply it, where it is in error recollect fy it. where it is in default, restore it. and where it holdses to that which is just and compassionate toward the poor and vulnerable of every race and background in our nation, support it. in the mighty and mat tress name of jesus i pray, amen. ♪ ♪ >> seek the lord who wills to be found. call upon the
-old meeting one of the backstreet boys. and by the way, biden shakes your hand? i think if he made $20 donation to the campaign biden would come it your house and shake your hand. i don't want to burst al's bubble, but i do want to say that politicians, all they do is hey, hey, how you doing? and then they go home and take a purel bath. that's what they do. they travel the country meeting people who work in washing machine factories and kentucky and shake their hands. what's the big womb? >> bill: you know, he has a parade and all of that. i thought roker was a little overexuberant, but he got him to come over. that was a moment for them. all right. you obviously live in california, so does phil mickleson, the golfer. and phil is a little teed you have about all the high taxes he's paying and a few days ago said i might move out of california. whoa! everybody got upset and here is mickleson coming back on it. >> i should not have talked any type of politics or financial or taxation stuff publicly. i think it was insensitive to talk publicly to those people who are not able to find a jo
michelle obama, vice president biden and his wife, jill biden, will attend the national prayer service at washington national cathedral at 9:45 a.m. eastern. at 1:30 p.m. eastern the house ways and means committee holds a hearing on debt and deficit reduction. examining the history of the debt limit, how past congresses have dealt with the him and whether the constitution provides options to the executive branch when the debt limit is reached. the house is expected to vote wednesday on increasing the nation's current debt limit of nearly $16.5 trillion. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. [applause] >> next, a discussion about gun violence and gun control measures. chicago mayor rahm emanuel was joined by ohio representative stephen latourette at an event hosted by the university of chicago's institute of politics. former nbc nightly news anchor tom brokaw moderated the discussion. it's about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you all very much for being here. i've been in this business for a long time,
divisive issues in the nation. on friday, vice president biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stiffer gun laws. biden held a round table discussion in the traditionally gun-friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out emails to supporters writing, "tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue." in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today ca
of nationwide trips to push for gun safety. we are in the washington dc newsroom with more on what biden's focus is. >> reporter: yeah . the vice president is pushing for background checks and a limit on high capacity magazines. those are just a couple of the proposals coming out of the white house. they plan on several nationwide stops in the coming weeks. they are no longer focusing on winning over supporters on capitol hill but will look at those in states. the department of justice told me assault weapons use in less than 8% of murders and violent crime but biden said taking them out of the picture will help. >> police organizations overwhelmingly support it because they get out gunned. they are out gunned on the streets. >> reporter: his round table discussion gets started in about 45 minutes in richmond virginia but his efforts are riling up republicans. what they are saying when i see you next. >> all right. thank you. the wait for answers around the deadly elementary school shooting in newtown got longer. a state prosecutor said they won't have their report ready until june at the earl
. control. vice president biden hitting the road to rally support for a new assault weapons ban, said to be tougher than anything we've seen before. but is his own party now in the way of passing that? it's friday. good morn everybody. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum. this proposal we're talking about was unveiled by senator dianne feinstein. it bans the sale of more than 150 types of semiautomatics and magazines with more than 10 round of ammo. there was a display yesterday afternoon. this bill set in motion after the tragedy of course that happened in newtown, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address
president biden was in virginia trying to gain support for the administration's gun safety measures. the white house getting ready for a legal battle, another legal battle after a federal appeals court ruled that president obama violated the constitution when making recess appointments for a labor relations panel last january. nbc's kristen welker at the white house. always good to see you. hello and tell us how big of a setback is this for the administration? i guess what do we do next? >> reporter: great to see you as well, t.j. this is certainly a setback for the obama administration. the white house sharply criticizing this ruling and pointing to the fact that presidents going back 150 years have engaged in appointments, recess appointments. ronald reagan made more than 200. george w bush made more than 100. at issue in this instance is the senate technically in recess when they are in a pro forma session. pro forma means that senators aren't really here. they're not getting any work done. but they are gaveling into session every few days. the obama administration has argued tha
, coming out of a heated primary. setting up hilary clinton four years from now? joe biden, hillary clinton. who will he endorse? >> people say thank you all the time, don't sit down and do a rare interview on "60 minutes. on ." >> i thought it was a good sendoff for hillary clinton. the last time i saw president obama do a joint interview, he was with michelle obama last time i saw hillary do a joint interview, she was with bill. >> what am i missing? >> not sure they are cynical. >> taking it at face value. the face value this is extraordinary. a president doesn't do a sit-down interview with a member of the cabinet. >> i think it helped her coming out of the benghazi hearings, number one. number two, hillary touched on something that i think people kind of laughed you off, the spouses take it harder, and that is a direct reference to bill clinton. bill came up. >> that's what she said. >> having been a spouse and a candidate, i think spouses take it much harder. you know, in a way, just as the president said, we're out there and responding minute by minute. and you don't have time to sit
the gun control debate. the senate judiciary committee holds hearings this month. vice president biden will head there. today senator dianne feinstein takes on one of the most contentious gun ban issues. nancy cortes reports. >> reporter: this legislation is seen by many democrats as the first step in strengthening gun laws, but it's also the most controversial. it's called the assaults weapons ban of 2013 and it would reinstate the assault weapons ban that was allowed to lapse back in 2004. it would also restrict the number of bullets in high-capacity magazines. this is legislation that has been waiting in the wings for quite some time, but the lead sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault wea
in charge of the food for the governor's ball after the ausc-arizona which is joe biden would say a bfd. >> he has been doing this for years. this is his gig. he does the food for the ausc-arizona >> bill: there is a range of options from this go from the most expensive to. >> all expensive. caviar is expensei. smoked salmon is reasonably expensive and a kale-artichoke sadly. >> give me the cheapest thin. >> i love kale and i love artichokes so i am good with that. >> bill: artichokes and kale. that will sounds like a healthy sadly. >> i am fine with it. it's not the most luxurious thing i would expect at an oscar party >> bill: i don't think these people are paying when they come to the oscar party. right? somebody has to sponsor that. i think he is talking about what he is charging them. right. yeah. next time you go out to dinner look for the kale-artichoke sadly. >> maybe he is trying to make a point even he has to scale back. >> paul brandis who writes "the rest wing report" will join us later in the hour. next congressman sam farr good frien
, at the white house, president obama and vice president joe biden will discuss gun control with police chiefs and sheriffs. it's part of the push by the obama administration for new policies to curb gun violence. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton appeared together in an interview to talk about their unusual partnership. it was president obama's idea for the joint interview on "60 minutes." the president said he wanted the opportunity to publicly thank clinton for her service as secretary of state as she prepares to step down. >> i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration, and a lot of successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> many people were surprised when president obama asked hillary clinton to be his secretary of state following their tough campaigning in the 2008 presidential primary. but in the interview, both president obama and secretary clinton said they have a close friendship. >>> 7:16. sonya so toe sonya so toe my so toe mayor will be -- sonia sotomayor w
and 2004. >> vice president biden heads to virginia to deliver a speech on the efforts to reduce gun violence. he will sell the white house gun policy agenda in richard with other officials following up on president obama's policy agenda announced last week. recommendations were provided by the gun violence task force that he spearheaded in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> mitt romney will be in washington, dc, today, video from the concession speech back in november. the former g.o.p. presidential nominee has kept a low profile since losing the election. the former massachusetts governor and his wife are set to attend a luncheon in their honor at the marriott hotel in the capitol. mitt romney is a member of the board of directors of the he they will chain. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news. we have a live look at the golden gate bridge if you can see it. mike nicco will have the full accweather forecast and a look at fog and drizzle this morning and check in with sue hall and the abc7 traffic center. >> it looks like somethin
enforcement officials who have dealt with recent mass shootings. president obama and vice president biden are scheduled to meet with the police chief of newtown, connecticut, where 20 were killed in a school shooting. the police chief from aurora, california, will be there, as well. >> now the forecast. >> we will look outside, open up the weather window so you know what to expect. from our roof camera on the embarcardero, you can see it is quiet. a little bit of a breeze. but you expect that here in san francisco. headed deeper in the open on live doppler 7 hd, it is skipping on m st. helena but no radar run so it is a dry start this morning and, now, what is happening? you can see the wind flow from the north and it will break-in to two parts, well, we. have two areas of concern for precipitation, in the mountains and over the ocean, and we will be in between both of those today with clouds and sunshine, and more wind than we had or have right now this morning. the temperatures have been updated with the 6:00 camera and you can see the upper 30's to low 40's but san francisco and half m
whose have dealt firsthand with recent mass shootings. president obama and vice president joe biden will meet with the police chief of newtown, connecticut. the police chief from aurora, colorado, will talk about the 12 people killed in a movie theater shooting in july, part of the discussions the president is using to try to get political support for gun control. >> surprising revelation for president obama that could affect the debate over gun control. in an interview with the "new republic" he said he goes skeet shooting when he is at camp david. his young daughters do not shoot but guests pick up a shotgun and take aim at the clay pigeon as california senator feinstein introduces legislation to ban assault weapons in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in connecticut. >> another twist in the 16-year-old ramsey case in colorado, a newspaper is reporting this morning that a grand jury voted to indict her parents in 1999 on charge of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecutor never signed the indictment. the entire ramsey family was cleared of any involvement in the murd
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morning, everybody. vice president biden is traveling to richmond virginia today along with homeland security secretary janet napitano to hold al roundtable conversation about the administration's plans to curb gun violence. bobby stein and experts who have been working gun safety issues since village tech in april, 2007 will be in attend as at virginia commonwealth university. it comes on the heels of biden's gom talk yesterday pushing for assault weapons in the wake of a natural disaster and possible ensuing chaos. he minced no words, his assertion that a shotgun would be easier to handle and when asked about the effectiveness of limiting high-capacity mag stages, biden pointed out that the gunmen in tucson and aurora had to change magazines because they had to reload. republicans will decided to whether or not to give r andncrance pre- prebus. last night, louisiana governor bobby jendell said the party needs to change everybody but values. we are back with more bill press after the break. >> current's award winning original series is back with an all-ne
this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden, and to you gentlemen i say, congratulations, and godspeed. >> reporter: the most poignant picture of the day was this the president going inside from the west front of the capitol, pausing and turning for one last look down the vast expanse of the national mall. another thing he thought he might not see, some daylight on the debt limit fight. republicans said monday they would vote tomorrow to raise the debt limit for three months that delays at least for a while another showdown on the debt which could result in closing down the government. and in just three weeks we get the second act of the president's inaugural address, his state of the union speech. there he will lay out more specifics and washington will be waiting to see if the confrontation continues. norah, charlie? >> bill plante thank you. with us now is the number three republican in the house, congressman kevin mccarthy of california the house majority whip. good morning. >> good morning, thanks for having me. >> if you
and first lady, vice president biden and his wife, jill, attended a national prayer service at national cathedral. that gets underway a little more than 2 1/2 hours from now. steve, gretchen, brian. >> another busy day. if you missed the speech yesterday, it was 19 minutes long. and just the thumbnail sketch is he said essentially to the left of america, there is a lot of things we'd like to get done. and i've got four more years. we're going to go ahead and do it. it's interesting, though, he didn't really talk about unifying the country after a bruising campaign, but instead, it was directed mainly at the left. jennifer ruben at the "washington post" said, quote, it was the most underwhelming and unsurprising inaugural address of my lifetime. she says, it sounded like a recycled convention speech. and there were no memorable lines. the best thing about it, she says? it was short. >> brian: chris matthews has a different opinion. he said it was a modern day gettysburg address. i guess it depended where you were sitting. >> gretchen: a lot of people two away two words. collective action
. last week, representative barbara introduced h.r. 274. in a recent letter to vice- president biden, he wrote the following. "i urge you to support a bipartisan proposals like the mental first aid act. we paid too high a price for this neglect." every day, we see the effects of our decades-long neglect. i urge you to take the advantage of this opportunity to make a long overdue investments in mental-health to make all americans live longer, more filled lives. thank you for the opportunity to speak. >> mr. chipman. >> thank you for allowing me to speak today. i retired from atf as a special agent following 25 years of public service. as a federal agent, i have been called many things. recently "time" magazine called us and gunfighters. although i carried a fire arm every day for 25 years, and never once considered myself a gunfighter. i was a crime fighter. hollywood has glamorized it. i was not an actor. i was a cop. i served in many roles, however my mission was clear. it was my job to prevent violent crime. when i arrested criminals, i knew i was preventing crime and making a differen
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